December 2005 Archives


Wired reports on the launch of Sluster: an avatar porn mag in virtual game world Second Life.

"Players of the massively multiplayer online title Second Life have started a new type of pornographic magazine, one that passes up real-life models for sexy, in-world avatars. The magazine, Slustler, is both shot and distributed in the world of the game. There, after throwing down 150 Linden dollars (approximately 60 cents), players can browse Slustler's 100-plus pages per issue whenever they choose."


December 22, 2005 | 05:35 PM | Permalink
The Occupation of Latveria



December 22, 2005 | 05:32 PM | Permalink
Stalin's soldier ape-man dystopian dream

According to this article, Stalin wanted to created super-soldiers by cross breeding humans with apes:

"Moscow archives show that in the mid-1920s Russia's top animal breeding scientist, Ilya Ivanov, was ordered to turn his skills from horse and animal work to the quest for a super-warrior. According to Moscow newspapers, Stalin told the scientist: "I want a new invincible human being, insensitive to pain, resistant and indifferent about the quality of food they eat."


December 22, 2005 | 05:28 PM | Permalink
Neverland, Amerika


(Thanks Anne)

December 18, 2005 | 10:06 PM | Permalink
Bindi chip


December 18, 2005 | 09:51 PM | Permalink
Street augmented technology games


December 18, 2005 | 09:48 PM | Permalink
Capital ringtones

Ringtones, or the auditory logic of globalization.

December 18, 2005 | 09:39 PM | Permalink
Mattel vibrations


(gracias Kahlo)

December 18, 2005 | 09:38 PM | Permalink
Détournement du jour


(image by Aleksey Maslov - via 1 + 1 = 1)

December 18, 2005 | 09:32 PM | Permalink
Cédric Tanguy



December 03, 2005 | 10:20 PM | Permalink
The blogroll is the editor

Zeitgeist comments from Chris Anderson (editor-in-chief of Wired):

"Aside from a few purely information feeds, such as new Netflix releases, most of what I read online is blogs.... I don't visit any mainstream media sites directly (and in print, I only read the Sunday New York Times and a load of magazines). If there's something relevant to my interests in the Wall Street Journal, the daily NYT or some other news site, I assume one of the blogs I read will point me to it.

This is not to say that I don't value mainstream media; I do. It's just that I'd rather choose my own editor to select the articles of highest importance to me (including those the mainstream media choose not to cover at all, or just not well). In this case that "editor" is a network of bloggers, not whomever decides what makes it to the front page of the newspaper. This works so well that I suspect I'm actually reading more articles from mainstream media, and from a broader range of it, than ever before. It's just all via blogs, which microchunk and remix the information in ways that make it more useful to me."

(Graziexxx Marianna)

December 03, 2005 | 10:16 PM | Permalink